KENYA

  • World's last male white rhino April 21, 2015

    At a wildlife refuge in Kenya, the world's last male northern white rhino is being protected by armed guards. Illegal hunting has brought the northern white rhino to the brink of extinction. ...
  • Don't ignore killing of Christians: Pope to world April 7, 2015

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." He has been increasingly vocal about the fate of Christians being targeted by Islamic extremists in parts of the Middle...
  • Kenya says government official's son was among gunmen in Garissa attack April 6, 2015

    Garissa: The son of a Kenyan government official was one of the masked gunmen who killed nearly 150 people at a university last week, the interior ministry said on Sunday, as Kenyan churches hired armed guards to protect their Easter congregations. Pope Francis decried Thursday's attack in his Easter Sunday service,...
  • Law graduate named as Kenya massacre killer as country mourns April 5, 2015

    Nairobi: Kenya on Sunday began three days of national mourning for the 148 people massacred by Somalia's Shebab terrorists at a university as authorities identified one of the gunmen as a smart law graduate. Hundreds packed Nairobi's Anglican cathedral where Archbishop Eliud Wabukala said Easter services were overshadowed by "great and...
  • Kenyan survivor of school killings is found in hiding April 4, 2015

    Garissa: A survivor of the killings at Garissa University College was found on Saturday, two days after the attack by Islamic extremists killed 148 people. Cynthia Charotich, 19, said from her hospital gurney that she hid in a large cupboard and covered herself with clothes, refusing to emerge even when some...
  • Somali terrorists threaten more bloody attacks against Kenya April 4, 2015

    Mogadishu: Somali terrorists on Saturday threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people during an assault on a Kenyan university on Thursday. "No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath...
  • Somali Islamists kill 147 as troops end Kenya varsity massacre April 3, 2015

    Garissa (Kenya): At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. Hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles, the masked gunmen stormed the university in the northeastern town...
  • 147 people killed in Kenya's Garissa University attack, over 70 injured April 3, 2015

    At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. ...
  • 147 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack Garissa University: Kenya interior minister April 3, 2015

    Kenya's national disaster operations center and the interior minister say the attack by al-Shabab gunmen on a college campus has claimed 147 lives, besides four attackers who also died. The interior minister said most of those killed on Thursday were students but included two police officers, one soldier and two...
  • India strongly condemned outrageous terror attack in Kenya April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday night strongly condemned the outrageous terror attack on a university campus in Kenya that killed at least 70 students, saying the international community needs to further strengthen its fight against terrorism. "India strongly condemns barbaric terrorist attack on a university campus at Garissa in north-eastern Kenya,"...
  • Over 70 dead as masked gunmen attack Garissa University: Kenya interior minister April 2, 2015

    Nairobi: Al-Shabab gunmen stormed a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn on Thursday, killing more than 70 people in the group's bloodiest attack in the East African country, officials said. Four of the gunmen were killed by security forces. In the attack, which turned into a hostage siege that continued into...
  • Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, 2 dead: Police April 2, 2015

    Nairobi: Gunmen attacked Garissa University College on Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said. Police and military surrounded the buildings and were trying to secure the area in eastern Kenya, police officer Musa Yego said. Kenya's National Police Service said in a...
  • Gunmen attack University in eastern Kenya: Police April 2, 2015

    Nairobi: A police official says masked gunmen have stormed a university campus in Garissa Town in eastern Kenya. Musa Yego says gunshots and explosions can be heard from a building on the campus, which is surrounded by police and military. It was not immediately clear if there were any fatalities or injured. Kenya's...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP March 4, 2015

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • Saeed Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup 2015 December 19, 2014

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played for Pakistan A against Kenya in Lahore, bowling six overs and...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the ICC for an illegal bowling action. The Pakistani selectors on Thursday included Ajmal in the country's A squad for the last two matches of the one-day series against...
  • Kenyan cricket team arrives in Pakistan amid high security December 10, 2014

    The Kenyan cricket team arrived in Lahore amid tight security on Wednesday, becoming the first non-Asian visitors to militancy-wracked Pakistan for more than five years. Kenya, who reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2003 but have since failed to emerge as a top-flight cricketing nation, are set to play five matches...
  • US man jailed for 50 years in Kenya for pedophilia December 3, 2014

    Nairobi: A Kenyan court has jailed a paraplegic American man for 50 years after he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse of minors and child pornography. Magistrate Joseph Karanja delivered the sentence to Terry Ray Krieger, 59, describing Kreiger's actions as depraved and horrific. Karanja says Krieger robbed his...
  • Kenya all set to tour cricket starved Pakistan after five years November 25, 2014

    Lahore: Kenya are set to tour Pakistan to play against a second-string team as part of efforts to revive top-flight international cricket in the country, five years after it was halted due to a terror attack. Kenya will tour next month for five one-day games, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman...
  • Kenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attack November 24, 2014

    Nairobi: Kenya has said its troops had killed dozens of Shebab Islamists in raids inside Somalia after the execution of 28 non-Muslim people on a Kenyan bus. There was no independent confirmation of the strikes in response to Saturday's attack by the al-Qaeda-linked group near Mandera, a northeastern town near the...
  • Kenyan president appears before ICC for crimes against humanity October 8, 2014

    The Hague: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday became the first serving head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 2007-2008 post-election riots in Kenya. A crowd of supporters and sympathisers received the Kenyan...
  • Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack September 21, 2014

    Nairobi, Kenya: Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya's capital unsettled for days as militants...
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism September 13, 2014

    Kampala: Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Harald Kampa, a hotelier near Mombasa, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is hurting his business. For two weeks in August he...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres September 11, 2014

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • BJP to open overseas office in Kenya, other African nations September 7, 2014

    Nairobi: Spreading its wings across the African continent where it did not have much of a presence till now, India's ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will be opening an overseas office in Kenya's capital Nairobi in the next fortnight. The party also has plans to launch offices in some other East...
  • Kenya coach suspended for spitting at match official July 22, 2014

    Nairobi: Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped a oneyear suspension on Kenya's head coach Adel Amrouche for his undisciplined behaviour against a match official. In a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Monday, the continental football governing body Secretary General Hicham El Amrani said Amrouche was suspended after being...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m July 19, 2014

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourthfastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a yearleading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise twotime world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Kenya forced to pay bonus to CWG athletes July 16, 2014

    Nairobi: The Kenyan government averted an imminent strike from its elite athletes when it wired $1.2 million to its Commonwealth Games team to cater for training allowances. Sports Minister Hassan Wario gave the orders after boxers and athletes, including Olympic 800m Champion David Rudisha and 800m World Champion Eunice Sum, had...
  • Four dead after cargo plane crashes in Kenya capital July 2, 2014

    Nairobi: Four people were killed when a cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff at the international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a police official said on Wednesday. The Fokker 50 aircraft transporting the mild stimulant known as Khat to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, crashed into a residential building after...
  • Shebab claim new attack in Kenya, police say at least 10 dead June 17, 2014

    Nairobi: At least 10 people have been killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya's coast, police said on Tuesday, with Somalia's AlQaedalinked Shebab rebels claiming responsibility. Police said gunmen, apparently part of the same group that massacred close to 50 people in the town of Mpeketoni overnight Sunday, attacked a...